Now could be a great time to introduce the use of promotional shoppers or tote bags as a promotional product.
Why? Well as of today, the price of a single use plastic bag rises from 5p to 10p. Also, and possibly more importantly, this charge is now applicable to all shops in England – small retailers were exempt until now.
The original levy was introduced in 2015 and has helped to drive a decline in usage of 95%.
The average person in England now buys just 4 single-use carrier bags a year from the main supermarkets, compared with 140 in 2014.
By extending the charge to all retailers, the government hopes the use of single-use carrier bags will fall by 70-80% in small and medium-sized businesses.
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